So if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know our big news: we’re expecting another baby!! A little girl due in July. We are so thrilled to be adding to our family, and I was, of course, also thrilled to have an excuse to redecorate a couple bedrooms. 😉 We decided to turn Quinn’s bedroom into the baby’s nursery, since his three major furniture pieces–crib, rocking chair, and dresser/changing table–would need to be used in her room anyway. And so we turned our guest room into Quinn’s “big boy” bedroom. This has all been in the works for months, but today I finally got out my camera to document how the rooms look now. First, the nursery:
Initially I was really torn about the style of her room–there are soooo many great options for a girl! My first instinct was to go for a bold floral wallpaper and antique-y accessories, but that just wouldn’t have fit with the rest of this house. (Our old house, sure!) So in the end, I kept the neutral white walls and went colorful, modern, and a little bit boho with the accessories. It’s definitely a cheerful space–though perhaps a touch over-decorated!
I didn’t really have much of an overall plan in mind when I got started decorating the room, which made it a bit difficult. The first thing I bought was actually the striped rug, and from there it just a lot of trial-and-error. “Hmm, how does this look in here?”
The green chair is what I think of as “Quinn’s corner”–so he has a place to sit and hang out while I’m nursing the baby. He already loves setting that rainbow toy up as a tunnel and driving his cars through it.
Ben and I built the little modular shelves, and there are a ton of other crafty projects in the room that I made myself–the pillow on the rocking chair, a lot of the art… Often the DIY projects were the result of budget limitations, but they also make the room feel extra special.
So that’s it! A bright, fun space that I can’t wait to bring our baby girl home to. Just four weeks (or less!) now…
Now, on to Quinn’s “big boy” room:
There was a lot of agonizing over this space too, primarily because of the bed. I wanted to get him a cool new “big boy” twin bed, in part because the kids’ bedrooms are not very big (just 8 feet by 8 feet) and I wanted him to have the extra space, and in part because I had a really great-looking bed all picked out. But in the end, I decided to leave him with the queen-sized bed that was already in our guest room. First of all, it’s an insanely comfortable bed. Second, those budget limitations again! And finally, Quinn doesn’t sleep in his room anyway (he sleeps with us), and keeping the queen bed allowed us to still use this room as a guest room for my parents when they come to stay with us. So practicality won out in the end, for a change!
I actually bought only two new things for the “big boy” bedroom: the yellow cross rug from Pattern Society, and the blackout shade for his window. Everything else was from Quinn’s “baby” room or scavenged from elsewhere in the house!
And Quinn loves the room, which is obviously the most important thing. Here’s the kid himself, acting like a goofball in his big boy room:
So there you have it! I absolutely LOVE decorating kids’ rooms. We’ll see how baby number two goes, but I’m definitely not ruling out a third kid’s room in our future! 😉
Oeuf Classic Crib
Nursery Works Empire Rocker
Striped rug from Pattern Society
OMM Design cat-in-glasses print
Cactus crib sheet from Biscuit Home
Bright Lab globe lights
Macrame wall hanging by SlowDownProductions
Eliza Gran pom pom basket
Green greek key blanket by Happy Habitat
“All the Stars” decal by Shanna Murray
Green BUNSÖ children’s chair from IKEA
And check out some additional kid room inspiration on my Pinterest board…